*Taichi Sakai1, Kunio Inoue1, Hiroko Watanabe1, William F McDonough2,3, Kenta Ueki4, Natsue Abe4, Noriaki Sakurai4, Masanori Kyo4, Eiichiro Araki4, Takafumi Kasaya4, Hiroshi Yoshida4 (1.Tohoku university,Research Center for Neutrino Science, 2.Tohoku university, 3.University of Maryland, 4.JAMSTEC)
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[U-20] "Open Colloquium" Exploring the Earth's interior using cutting edge science and technology
convener:Hiroko Watanabe(Research Center for Neutrino Science, Tohoku University), William F McDonough(Department of Earth Science and Research Center for Neutrino Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8578, Japan), Kenta Ueki(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Eiichiro Araki(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)
New advances in technology are being used to explore the Earth. These include, but are not restricted to, neutrino geophysics, drilling the deep oceanic biosphere, and drilling to the Moho. Application of these new technologies to studies of the Earth provide critical new constraints and hopefully, new and unimagined insights. Recent technological advances, as well as advances in experimental and theoretical studies are revealing clues of how the Earth operates at a wide range of scales (microns to mega-meters). We seek to understand links from the core to atmosphere that connects the biosphere and geosphere through time. Near-future exploration of the Earth's interior with these new technologies will provide much-needed data on the internal structure of our planet and potentially its habitability. We anticipate presentations on recent advances in science and technologies that provide insights into physical, chemical, and biological processes and structures on and in the Earth. We welcome contributions from science and engineering.